Amiga lives

Joe Kiniry (
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 13:17:22 -0800

zowie. i thought that i had heard the last of my old stomping ground.
i mean, i was impressed enough that someone was actually manufacturing
and selling 060-based systems over the past six quarters or so, but to
be bought out by a decent american firm is another thing altogether...

joe writes:
> Gateway 2000 acquires assets of AMIGA Technologies, GmbH
> NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 1997-- Gateway 2000
> Inc today announced that
> the company has made an offer to acquire the assets of AMIGA
> Technologies including all patents, trademarks and
> trade names. The company is a subsidiary of ESCOM AG, a German-based
> computer company that went into
> bankruptcy in July of 1996. AMIGA led the industry in combining computer
> graphics, animation, and film sequences
> with stereo sound known today as multimedia.
> The offer has been accepted by the court-appointed Administrator in
> Bankruptcy in Germany acting on behalf of
> AMIGA. The agreement is subject to regulatory approval.
> "This acquisition is good news for Gateway and customers of AMIGA," said
> Rick Snyder, president and COO of
> Gateway 2000. "It will strengthen our intellectual property position and
> invigorate a company that has been a pioneer
> in multimedia solutions and operating systems technology."
> AMIGA Technologies will be renamed AMIGA International. The company will
> operate as a separate business unit
> and will retain its current president, Petro Tyschtschenko, who will
> work to develop new products for the AMIGA
> market.
> "Gateway 2000 will give us new life and energy for the future," said
> Tyschtschenko.
> About Gateway 2000
> Gateway 2000, Inc., a Fortune 500 company founded in 1985, is a global
> leader in the direct marketing of PCs. The
> company, headquartered in North Sioux City, South Dakota, has
> manufacturing facilities in the United States, Ireland
> and Malaysia, and employs over 9,700 people worldwide. Gateway 2000
> products and services consistently win top
> awards from leading industry publications. In 1996, the company shipped
> 1.9 million systems and reported revenues
> of $5 billion and net income of $250 million.
> About AMIGA
> Since the introduction of the AMIGA A1000 in 1985, AMIGA has represented
> the embodiment of the efficient use
> of memory and hard drive capacity, while pioneering industry
> developments in multimedia, 32-bit multitasking and
> autoconfiguration.
> For additional information, please e-mail Steve Johns, Director of
> Corporate Development for Gateway 2000 at
> -
> Anyway, that's just my opinion, meant to confuse and disorient...
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